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Arrest Made In Hwy 108/120 Crash

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Jamestown, Ca — A man has been arrested in connection with an accident discovered this morning on Hwy 108/120 in the vicinity of the Yosemite Junction.

According to CHP Officer Paul Mote, a big rig truck was traveling westbound on Hwy 108/120 last night, just past the O´Byrnes Ferry Rd. intersection, when it failed to negotiate a left hand curve and went down an embankment.

The truck collided with two oak trees, shredding the vehicle to pieces. Mote´s says that despite the magnitude of the crash, the driver was able to survive.

“He ended up at an address on La Grange Rd. (J-59),” says Officer Mote. “Someone ended up taking him to Sonora Regional for severe facial injuries. After some investigation, it turns out that he was intoxicated.”

Before law enforcement learned of the crash, Mote´s says the suspect was confronted. He reportedly told law enforcement that he was involved in some sort of confrontation, and made no mention of the accident.

When the CHP found out that the suspect was intoxicated, officers began looking for a vehicle in the vicinity of La Grange Rd., thinking that it may be a DUI case.

The big rig truck was found at 9:15am this morning. It is not known at what time last night that the accident took place.

The suspect´s name was not immediately available, but Mote says that he was arrested for driving under the influence. System Transport Inc. of Spokane, WA was written on the side of the truck.

Written by BJ Hansen